What are wisdom teeth? Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to come in the back of the jaw bone, know most commonly as the third molars.
When do wisdom teeth come in? Most people get their wisdom teeth between the ages of 15 – 25 years old.
How do I know if I have wisdom teeth? If you cannot see them toward the rear of your mouth, wisdom teeth can be detected by an x-ray given by your dentist.
What are the problems associated with wisdom teeth? Sometimes wisdom teeth can cause crowding of the teeth, infections, cysts, tumors, jaw and gum disease.
What is an impacted wisdom tooth? An impacted wisdom tooth is one that is entrapped completely or partially by soft tissue which can also be a cause of bacterial infections. It is important you see a dentist immediately for this condition. Infections in the mouth, gum, and jaw area can quickly travel to the brain and then you have a whole set of other problems.